Is South LA an Urban Success story?
Join us as we will be open for the Zócalo presents "Is South LA an Urban Success story?" moderated by KCRW President Jennifer Farrow.
Public perceptions of South Los Angeles still linger almost exclusively on its poverty, its crime, its history of riots. But those who live and work there describe a far more complicated and hopeful reality: safer neighborhoods, a surge in home ownership, new businesses, greater transit and arts options, better schools. What explains the progress of South L.A.—and why has greater Los Angeles heard so little about that progress? How can people and institutions in South L.A. better handle the many problems that do persist—from unemployment to healthcare access to poor public services? And what new challenges might a more prosperous South L.A. pose for its residents?
*Photo by Steve Hymon.